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Medical X-ray Market Size By Type (Digital, Analog), By Technology (Film-based Radiography, Computed Radiography [CR], Direct Radiography [DR]), By Portability (Fixed, Portable), By Application (Dental {Intra-oral, Extra-oral}, Veterinary {Oncology, Orthopaedics, Cardiology, Neurology}, Mammography, Chest, Cardiovascular, Orthopaedics), By End-use (Hospitals, Diagnostic Centers), Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook, Growth Potential, Price Trends, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2021 – 2027

  • Report ID: GMI2294
  • Published Date: Jan 2021
  • Report Format: PDF

Industry Trends

Medical X-ray Market size valued at USD 13 billion in 2020 and is expected to witness 5.7% CAGR from 2021 to 2027. Surging burden of chronic diseases such as cancer, neurological diseases, dental problems, cardiac diseases, and musculoskeletal disorders will spur the market growth.

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Moreover, due to the increasing incidence of COVID-19, the need for effective diagnosis and treatment has also surged globally. Several market participants in the medical device manufacturing industry are working continuously to escalate the production of medical X-ray devices to meet the growing needs of healthcare providers for imaging solutions.

Advancements in medical X-ray devices will stimulate the market revenue

Technological advancements in diagnostic imaging modalities will escalate the medical X-ray market growth. Advancements in medical X-ray systems to provide high-quality, high-resolution images without a corresponding increase in radiation dose will positively influence the market progression. In addition, upgrades in video fluoroscopic X-ray systems, detector, or rather a detector chain will flourish the market expansion. Similarly, prominent industry players such as Hitachi, Canon, Philips, Siemens, GE Healthcare, and others are introducing novel medical X-ray systems for strengthening market position by introducing advanced quality devices.

Ability of analog medical X-ray to capture multiple X-ray images will boost the market expansion

The analog medical X-ray market value was more than USD 5.2 billion in 2020. Analog systems allow healthcare professionals to take multiple X-ray images from the same position. Numerous advantages of analog medical X-rays include better medical evaluation, effective dynamic range, reduced radiation exposure and better contrast detectability. In addition, other benefits such as accurate and superior image capture, flexibility in image management, superior evaluation of data and images as well as lower operational costs favour the segment growth.

Rising usage of direct radiography will surge the medical X-ray market demand

The direct radiography (DR) segment held around 42% market share in 2020. DR technology helps in improving image resolution as well as contrast that further spreads the dynamic range of image by adjusting the window position along with width. DR provides better vision for clinical application for improved and advanced patient images. Furthermore, these X-ray films have been extensively utilized in orthopaedic and dental procedures for diagnosing the patients that secure the market expansion.

Hospitals segment is projected to experience enormous growth

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The hospitals segment dominated more than 42% medical X-ray market share in 2020 due to increasing demand for medical X-ray for proper diagnosis and treatment at hospital settings. Rise in number of patient visits in hospitals coupled with surge in the amount of surgical procedures needing medical X-ray for appropriate diagnosis will boost the market growth. Moreover, availability of well-developed infrastructure and skilled healthcare professionals at hospitals proving better patient management and care will further enhance the market demand.

Surging preference towards portable medical X-rays

The portable medical X-ray market is estimated to showcase around 6% growth rate during the forecast timeframe. Portable medical X-ray systems increases the general patient care capabilities to treat patients who cannot be moved easily. This will ultimately benefit both the medical staff as well as the patients, surging its adoption rate in various healthcare facilities. Various benefits of portable x-rays include security and comfort, reduced wait-time and cost-efficient further proves advantageous for the market growth.

Increasing application of medical X-ray in mammography

The mammography segment size was over USD 2 billion in 2020 owing to increasing number of breast cancer cases along with advents in technology. Mammography identifies early breast cancer among women experiencing minimal symptoms that augments its adoption rate. Dual modality mammographic fusion, contrast-enhanced mammography, and breast tomosynthesis are some of the major applications that secures the market demand.

Presence of leading industry players in North America region

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North America medical X-ray market is predicted to expand at a CAGR of 5% through 2027. Robust foothold of key industry players in North America region along with increasing adoption of new technologies will foster the market expansion. For instance, in January 2019, Shimadzu Medical Systems acquired Core Medical Imaging to expand its healthcare business in North America that strengthened its geographical expansion. Similarly, rising public and private investment, favorable demographic trends and increasing awareness related to the advantages of early diagnosis will propel the regional market growth.

Strategic initiatives undertaken by leading market players have helped them maintain their financial stability

Some of the prominent players operating in the medical X-ray market include Siemens Healthcare, GE Healthcare, Hitachi Medical, Hologic, Canon Medical Systems, Neusoft Medical Systems, Konica Minolta, and Carestream Health. The companies are undertaking various organic and inorganic growth strategies to garner higher market share.

The medical X-ray market research report includes an in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of revenue in USD from 2016 to 2027, for the following segments:

Market, By Type

  • Digital
  • Analog

Market, By Technology

  • Film-based radiography
  • Computed radiography (CR)
  • Direct radiography (DR)

Market, By Portability

  • Fixed
  • Portable

Market, By Application

  • Dental
    • Intraoral imaging
    • Extraoral imaging
  • Veterinary
    • Oncology
    • Orthopedics
    • Cardiology
    • Neurology
    • Others
  • Mammography
  • Chest
  • Cardiovascular
  • Orthopedics
  • Others

Market, By End-use

  • Hospitals
  • Diagnostic centers
  • Others

The above information is provided for the following regions and countries:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Others
  • Asia Pacific
    • Japan
    • China
    • India
    • Others
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Others
  • Middle East & Africa
    • South Africa
    • UAE
    • Others


Authors: Sumant Ugalmugle, Rupali Swain

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The market size for medical X-ray was over USD 13 billion in 2020 and is expected to witness around 5.7% CAGR up to 2027.
Analog medical X-ray segment revenue had reached over USD 5.2 billion during 2020 and will expand owing to benefits like improved contrast detectability, enhanced medical evaluation and lower radiation exposure.
The direct radiography segment held close to 42% of the market share in 2020 as it helps in enhancing image resolution and contrast to offer better vision during clinical applications.
The portable medical X-ray segment is anticipated to register around 6% CAGR over 2021-2027 with higher security, comfort and reduced wait-time provided.
The industry share from mammography application segment had exceeded USD 2 billion in 2020 and will grow due to increasing cases of breast cancer worldwide.

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  • Base Year: 2020
  • Companies covered: 18
  • Tables & Figures: 351
  • Countries covered: 14
  • Pages: 250
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